State & Local

Route Fifty Launches Navigator Awards Program for State and Local Governments

We’re looking to honor 50 individuals and teams from around the United States, who have demonstrated excellence in implementing great ideas.

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‘Resilient Cities’ Look to Address Social Inequality as a Function of Other Environmental, Economic Stresses

Louisville, Kentucky, sees a link between its most pressing problems and poorest neighborhoods, and it’s not alone.

After Interstate Crashes and Closures, Arizona Turns to ‘Gorilla Snot’ for Dust Control

The state is working with a landowner to keep soil from blowing off of hundreds of acres of tilled farmland.


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The Path to Better Performance Reporting

What are the lessons learned and what are we still learning about performance and evidence-based management in government?

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Leveraging City Infrastructure for the Digital Age

LED fixtures with microphones, vibration sensors, public Wi-Fi capabilities, cameras and other sensors are the right, open common digital infrastructure to enable a nervous system for a city or enterprise.

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Where Did Federal Funds for Cover Oregon Go?; N.C. May End Border Dispute With S.C.

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Federal prosecutors seek death penalty in Charleston; San Francisco remains a ‘sanctuary city'; and Boston’s sick of sick time.

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These 5 Cities Plan to Evaluate Systemic Racism

Over two years, municipalities like Philadelphia will aim to develop solutions to racial inequality in education and employment.

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To Combat Disease, States Make It Harder to Skip Vaccines

Around the country, it’s about to get more complicated for parents to exempt their children from regular vaccination.

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100 Resilient Cities Adds 37 New Member Municipalities

The global network helps cities hire chief resilience officers and access partner support for projects meant to prepare local governments for challenges like climate change.

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Scottsdale Says ‘No’ to Satan; Ruffalo ‘Hulks Out’ Over Pennsylvania Fracking

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: SeaTac, Wash.’s Muslim ‘tactical map’ that wasn’t; Nile crocodiles are Florida’s newest residents; and Hawaii gun owners might make FBI database.

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Geographic Inequality Is Swallowing the Recovery

The geography of business formation and job growth is concentrated in less than two dozen counties across the nation.

Route Fifty Washington, D.C.

Congress Rejects D.C.'s Declaration of Fiscal Independence

The District wants to control how it spends its money. Republicans in the House say no.

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Government Agencies Continue Their Shift to Hybrid IT, But Few Will Go All In

Security concerns, lacking skills, budget constraints and legacy systems all impose barriers to a complete migration to the cloud.